Strawberry Buckle With Pecan Streusel

Strawberry Buckle with Pecan Streusel
Buckles take their name from the way their buttery yellow cake “buckles” when baked under the weight of juicy berries and crunchy streusel. This one makes the perfect casual end to a springtime meal. For the ultimate indulgence, try serving it with a few scoops of ice cream on top and spoons for all of your guests. Get the recipe here. Photo: J Muckle
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 serves


  • For the streusel:

  • ¼ cup (1½ ounces) all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup old-fashioned oats

  • ¼ teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • ½ cup pecans, chopped

  • For the cake:

  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for the pan

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ½ cup buttermilk, room temperature

  • 12 ounces strawberries, trimmed and halved (quartered if large)

  • Ice cream, optional


  1. Heat the oven to 350° F. Make the streusel: In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt. Add butter and press it into the flour mixture with your fingers until evenly moistened. Add the pecans and stir. Set aside.

  2. Butter a 10-inch oven-safe skillet, preferably cast iron. Make the cake: In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla extract. Gently stir in the flour mixture and the buttermilk in increments, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Fold in the strawberries. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Top with the streusel mixture, squeezing it into small clumps.

  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

390 Calories
19g Fat
50g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 6g
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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